Beliefs

What We Believe About…

The Bible:  The entire Bible (66 books contained in the Old and New Testaments) is the authoritative and inspired Word of God, our only rule for faith and life.

God:  There is only one God, Creator of all things.  He is a Triune God, eternally existing in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus:  Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins and rose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven, where He sits at the right hand of God the Father.

Holy Spirit:  The Holy Spirit dwells within us to instruct and empower us to follow the example of Jesus.

Man:  Man is created in God’s image but, because of the actions of God’s original human creation, Adam and Eve, we are also born sinful and stand in need of salvation.

Salvation:  It is by grace we are saved through faith, and not by works.  Through Christ’s death and resurrection we are justified and declared righteous.

End Times:  When Christ returns again, there will be the bodily resurrection of the dead and everlasting life in heaven for believers.  Unbelievers will go to hell, eternally separated from Christ.

Our Reformed Distinctives…

  1. All things were created by God and were created good.  Because of the fall into sin by Adam and Eve, all things became corrupted with sin. We are called upon to bring restoration to this fallen world with the help of God, to understand it and to be a light in it.
  2. Our world belongs to God and he is sovereign over every area and aspect of life. We recognize God’s hand and involvement in every part of life.
  3. The authority of Scripture is central to all of our beliefs and teachings and the preaching of God’s Word is the most important part of our worship.
  4. We subscribe to the following Reformed Confessions: The Belgic Confession, The Heidelberg Catechism , and  The Canons of Dort. In addition we hold to the following Ecumenical or Universal Creeds: The Apostles’ Creed, The Athanasian Creed, and The Nicene Creed.